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ARC - Architecture

ARC 138

STRUCTURES FOR ARCHITECTS

(3.00 CR.)

Prerequisite is ARC 133. Analyzes the various forces acting on a building and surveys the structural elements used to resist them. Uses case studies of ordinary and unusual structures to illustrate concepts of structural design. Provides a conceptual overview of structural systems for students interested in the design and construction of buildings. Requires some elementary algebra. Includes exercises in reading structural drawings and tables. Lecture 3 hours per week.

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